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Tsitsipas stuns Djokovic in Toronto Masters

12 August, 2018, 18:58 | Author: Tommie Newton
  • Novak Djokovic

However, Tsitsipas kicked on again to take control of the decider and complete an upset, sending the Wimbledon champion out in sensational fashion.

Tsitsipas showed his nerve right from the start, as he surprised Djokovic (and everyone else watching) with a 5-2 game lead.

In the tiebreaker, Zverev won a 20-shot rally to get his first match point at 6-5 but Tsitsipas poured on the pressure from the baseline and tied it. Tsitsipas saved another match point before converting his fifth set point at 13-11 when Zverev sprayed a return wide. I had my chances to come back in the third set when I dropped my serve at 15-40. (The early break in the third set) was everything.

There was to be no reprieve and Tsitsipas was ultimately comfortable as he allowed Djokovic to hold and pressed home the advantage on his own serve to seal victory. "It wasn't that great of a match".

"He played very well and deserved to win without a doubt", Djokovic said.

Top seed Rafa Nadal battled past Swiss wild card Stan Wawrinka 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) and will next meet Marin Cilic, who took down Argentinian Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2.

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"I kind of fooled him when I was on the court", Tsitsipas said.

Also, Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation beat 12th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3); Ilya Ivashka of Belarus topped American Ryan Harrison 7-6 (5), 6-4; and American Frances Tiafoe edged Canada's Milos Raonic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-1.

"Yeah, well, I mean, I must admit it was exciting, but it was also odd because, you know, he's a top player", he said. "It gave me the win at the end". "I did some things that he didn't expect me to do". "We want to see young players playing well and challenging the best players in the world".

Second-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany, the victor last week in Washington, beat American Bradley Klahn 6-4, 6-4, and fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa edged Russia's Evgeny Donskoy 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (0).

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., - the only Canadian player remaining in the tournament - was to face Robin Haase of the Netherlands on Thursday evening. Nadal opens his 2018 Rogers Cup campaign in Toronto on Wednesday.

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